Despite having struggled to find regular game time at Bayern Munich since his transfer from Benfica last summer, the Portuguese international was given a rare start in the Bavarians’ high-profile friendly fixture against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup.
The match ended in Bayern’s favour, as the Bundesliga winners defeated the English Champions 3-2. Several of Carlo Ancelotti’s men impressed against the Blues, with one such player being Renato Sanches.
The 19-year-old not only dominated the midfield, but also outperformed Chelsea’s star midfielder N’Golo Kante, who was easily one of the best players in the Premier League last season.
Following Sanches’ terrific display against the London outfit, the Red Devils’ supporters were quick to urge their manager Jose Mourinho to complete the signing of the midfield general as soon as possible.
Sanches has been linked with loan moves to AC Milan and Manchester United this summer, but the fans of the English giants are now hoping to see the Portuguese head to Old Trafford before the summer transfer window shuts down.
Here’s how the United supporters reacted on social networking website Twitter following the game:
Renato Sanchez! Watching him live is even more convincing. Super impressive for a young kid. Get him already @ManUtd !!
— Fauzie Laily (@FauzieLaily) July 25, 2017
Renato Sanches abusing Kanté to show United he can do it against PL teams
— . (@UtdCharIie) July 25, 2017
Renato sanches is so good man bossed Kante there
— Jagan (@Jagan_CFC) July 25, 2017
@ManUtd bid Renato Sanchez now…he run riot against Chelsea
— Mohamed Firdous (@Etosy21) July 25, 2017
Fuck me Kante getting bullied by Renato Sanches
— CW (@CreativeWinger) July 25, 2017
Renato dropping a 10/10 so far, has Kante on a leash.
— JR (@KingRibery) July 25, 2017
Renato bullying Kante. I am so disgusted.
— Nico (@NicoSulky) July 25, 2017
Renato Sanchez destroying the Chelsea midfield. Kante totally missing. Will be a good addition to our squad #MUFC
— MANUTD (@randysarfo) July 25, 2017
Renato Sanches on loan with option to buy wouldn't mind. #mufc
— Militœ (@1DenRoger) July 25, 2017
If we are realistically chasing Renato Sanches, then really hope its not a loan. Too young + massive potential. Loan will be a big gamble.
— Nyla (@nyla_mufc) July 25, 2017
— Manchester United (@Unitedvox) July 25, 2017
Written by Kunal Kambli
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